PGY1 Pharmacy

Introduction: 

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is offering a new and rewarding 12-month ASHP accredited Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program. The resident’s year is structured into a comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of direct patient care services, teaching and leadership, and quality improvement. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of learning experiences and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the program. Upon successful completion, graduates will be fully eligible to provide advanced pharmaceutical care in an acute care setting, obtain board certification, and pursue a fellowship or Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency training.

Number of positions: 1 (International Track)

Program Purpose Statement: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

About the Program: 

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program consists of core (required) learning experiences in specific areas of acute care pharmacy and elective learning experiences that are tailored to the interests of the resident. These core and elective learning experiences will provide a basic foundation for quality clinical practice. 

Learning Experiences
Core: 
  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Adult Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Adult Critical Care (MICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support, Adult
  • Perioperative Services (OR)
  • Emergency Medicine/Trauma
Electives: 
  • Emergency Medicine (at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital) 
  • Academia (at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy)
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Other electives can be developed based on resident’s interest
Longitudinal: 
  • Pharmacy Administration (including Formulary Management & Medication Safety)
  • Research Project (poster presentation at ASHP Midyear and Presentation at Western States/Southwestern States Conference)
  • Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (ACLS certified)
  • Pharmacy Resident Scholars in Teaching and Learning (PRSTL) through the University of Arizona
Clinical Responsibilities: 

The resident will participate in safe, evidence-based, compassionate, and cost-effective patient care. All patient care activities are under the supervision of attending pharmacists and commensurate with the resident’s level of training as determined by the residency program. The resident will communicate effectively with supervising attending pharmacists regarding his/her patient evaluation, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and plan of care and intended therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the resident will provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and enhancing communication with the health care team. 

Academic Responsibilities: 

The resident is required to participate in the longitudinal Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program. The resident is also responsible in assisting the education and training of pharmacy students during APPE rotations, and facilitating patient case and journal club discussions.

The resident is also responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a research project. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. Each project must be approved by the residency program director. The results will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows, and Preceptors or the Southwestern States Residency Conference . After completion of data collection and analysis, the resident will be responsible for drafting a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities: 

Residents will be required to staff one weekend every 4 weeks, consisting of two 10-hour shifts. The Monday following a staffing weekend will be a 4-hour project day. The resident is also required to staff one major holiday and one minor holiday. The assigned location will be either a centralized or decentralized shift, depending on the needs of the department and rotational experiences of the resident. 

Benefits and Financial Provisions: 

The estimated stipend for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. Residents are entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona personnel (International track).

Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to select state and national meetings including travel/CE allowance for the Western States/Southwestern States Conference and ASHP Midyear Meeting.

Salary: $47,659

Application Process: 

Applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or pass the FPGEC exam and eligible for obtaining licensure in Arizona on July 1st. 

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital participates in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by January 1st

  • Letter of Intent
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three (3) completed standardized reference forms (at least one reference from a clinical rotation preceptor)

ASHP Code: 81057
NMS Match Code: 274513

On-site interviews for invited applicants will occur in late January through the end of February. 

Contact Information: 

For additional information about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

Juliane Mayette, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program 
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 873-3694
Email: Juliane.Mayette@carondelet.org